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2015 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award Recipient: Herbert Miller

April 9, 2015 to April 30, 2015

Contact: Avery Lewis
Linda Roth Associates, Inc.

RAMW Announces 2015 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award Recipient

Western Development Corporation Chairman & CEO Herbert Miller to be honored at Annual RAMMY Awards Gala

Washington, DC (April 9, 2015)— The 2015 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award will be presented to Western Development Corporation Chairman & CEO Herbert Miller for his dedication and leadership that has helped transform Washington’s restaurant industry into the driving economic force it is today. The award, named in honor of legendary Washington restaurateur Duke Zeibert and presented annually at The RAMMY Awards Gala, recognizes an individual whose hard work and outstanding initiative has increased the profile and success of the metropolitan Washington foodservice community. The award is determined by RAMW’s Executive Committee and the recipient will be formally announced at a special presentation at Roofers Union on Monday, April 27.

Miller played a significant role in developing major projects in metropolitan Washington, including notable neighborhoods where restaurants now thrive, Georgetown (Washington Harbour and Georgetown Park), Penn Quarter/ Chinatown (Market Square and Gallery Place) and Friendship Heights (Mazza Galleria). These projects established Washington as a sophisticated leader in the competitive destination tourism market. His work on the Washington Harbour project revitalized the Georgetown Waterfront, creating a dining and entertainment venue for locals and tourists alike. Between 1995 and 1996, Miller led the Mayor’s Interactive Downtown Task Force, a 100-member committee charged with re-vitalizing Washington’s central business districts. Miller’s involvement with the Downtown Task Force led to the eventual development of Gallery Place, which paved the way to Chinatown and its now outstanding restaurant scene.

“Herb Miller’s contributions throughout his career made him a clear choice for this year’s Duke Zeibert Award,” said RAMW President & CEO Kathy Hollinger. “His efforts in developing the area’s top culinary destinations have played an integral part in the revitalization of our city’s thriving neighborhoods.”

The Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award will be presented by RAMW at the 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the awards and sponsorship opportunities, email or call 202-331-5990.



Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine for four consecutive years, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: its restaurants.

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.